Can you swap from a foreign domestic helper visa to a dependant visa whilst in Hong Kong?

2555 continuous (or cumulative) days in Hong Kong for the right of abode? Surely not?

QUESTION

My domestic helper, from the Philippines, is married to a Hong Kong Permanent Resident.

Her contract with me expires in April and they want to apply for a dependent visa for her.

Is this possible, what are the criteria and what would be the time line?

Can I extend her domestic helper visa whilst her dependent visa application is being processed, so she is still able to work?

Many thanks

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